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Rockin’ outfit Killer Queen return to Vertigo Cocktail Lounge & Bar this August for a massive two nights of entertainment. Considered one of the world’s leading Queen tribute bands, Killer Queen gives Queen fans that chance to re-live the legendary band’s music and party the night away. Killer Queen aren’t just any tribute band, they’re reputed as the only one to ever be endorsed by Queen guitarist Brian May himself, a huge compliment, and an indication of how good their representation of the legendary band really is. Based on the band’s previous performance at The Reef Hotel Casino, their two nights in August are going to be huge!
Brisbane-based Killer Queen is fronted by super-talented vocalist Johnny Blunt, who looks and sounds so much like the late great Freddie Mercury that in 2010 he appeared in a French TV look-alike show and was voted by seven million viewers as the best Freddie facsimile. That was high praise indeed, but an even bigger boost came soon after when Queen’s founding guitarist Brian May saw footage of Killer Queen and pronounced the show “astonishing”. After the band appeared on Australia’s Got Talent and scored rave reviews from Dannii Minogue and Red Symonds, the rest of Australia was ready to agree.
All the members of Killer Queen bear uncanny resemblances to their original equivalents. This is no accident. The band members are dedicated to researching the objects of their admiration. On-stage movements, hairstyles, costumes, lighting effects – all are specially created to mirror the life and times of Freddie Mercury and his band. Over $100,000 has been spent on clothing alone! The result is an incredible show that transports audiences back into the many magic moments in the career of perhaps the greatest rock band the world has ever known. Queen’s trademark ‘big’ sound is reproduced note-perfectly without recourse to backing tapes. Every sound that pounds through the speakers at a Killer Queen show is made live, there and then.
Killer Queen’s repertoire covers the full extent of Queen’s amazing run, from early numbers such as Seven Seas of Rhye and Brighton Rock, to mid-period masterpieces such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Tie Your Mother Down, through to their globe-conquering anthems such as We Are The Champions, Radio Gaga, and Another One Bites The Dust. The incredible combination of looks and talent found in Killer Queen means that the band maintains a solid and grueling touring schedule, both around Australia and overseas. In recent times they have been booked to tour through Asia and headline major international festivals, including Singapore’s Beerfest Asia and Norway’s Skanevik Blues Festival.
Killer Queen play at Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge at The Reef Hotel Casino from 9pm nightly on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd August 2014. The party continues with MR SMITH on Friday night and BIG NOISE on Saturday night.
*** This is a free show in Vertigo
For more information visit www.killerqueen.com.au